This song was written by Tom Howard, Marc Martel and Jason Germain; it was recorded by their group, Downhere… included on their self-titled, debut album.
Downhere (stylized as downhere) is a Christian rock band from Canada. They have released 6 studio albums to date and have won several Juno and Covenant Awards.
The band was formed by Marc Martel and Jason Germain, who were roommates at Briercrest Bible College in Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1999, Martel and Germain added fellow Canadians Jeremy Thiessen and Tyson Manning, along with American Corey Doak, and released an album independently on Slyngshot Records. Tyson and Doak left the band, and, later on, Downhere signed with Word Records. In 2001, they moved to Nashville, TN. The band soon added bassist Glenn Lavender, whom they had met two years earlier. Downhere’s independent album was reissued with the inclusion of bassist Lavender, and released in 2001 as their international debut, downhere.
I don’t remember the first time I heard downhere, but, since then, I’ve appreciated the depth of their lyrics and their sound. In fact, I’ve led a Bible Study I put together, based on the lyrics of several of their songs.
This song acknowledges the greatness of God.
Bible Reference… 1Chronicles 29:11; Psalm 96:4; 145; 147; Jeremiah 10:6
Well, we’re thrown out on a stage to find our paths to yesterday…
when the world was so much smaller, and we were free. Free to be.
Well, we all moved to the big town and we all put on the big sound.
Truly, what would we sing for if it wasn’t for Your grace.
And we sing ’cause You are bigger than any reference we could make.
And we dance until we’re tired, ’cause we know Your name is great.